For the Lake Studio Residency, MD is developing a ritualistic practice that is in the budding stages of a new solo work. They are exploring a practice that questions gender liminal expression through movement, meditation, somatic sensing, gesture, writing and imagery. They explore the limits of their body, pushing it to chaotic extremes and fixing it into rigid and often uncomfortable shapes. They are researching a practice of the physicality of non-conformity through weaving in and out of the restricted confines of physical forms, imagery and familiar “techniques” of dancing to explore a state of resistance that transforms boundaries of the body into an unbound, fluid and soft state of pleasure and euphoria.